Dec 082014

Underage Results

The U18’s game due to be played on Friday night had to be postponed at short notice, apologies to anyone who turned up to watch the game, we’ll try and get updates on the website in future for games that are cancelled for whatever reason.

Action from the u16s Game with Young Munsters

Action from the u16s Game with Young Munsters


A try saving hand trip by winger Jason Fitzgibbon on the Young Munster full back in the last play saw the U16s  keep their 100% record at Kilballyowen in a thriller on Sunday. Munsters dominated the opening stages but Bruff defended well. In their first attack the forwards went through the phases and the ball was moved wide for winger Sean McCarthy to score in the corner. Munsters scored a penalty and missed 2 more in a super first half to leave it 5  3 to Bruff at the break.

Early in the second Bruff extended their lead with a great try following great interplay between John Bateman and Michael O Grady for Bateman to touch down. Munsters got in for a good try with 10 mins remaining and it was end to end until Fitzgibbons try saving tackle. It finished 10  8 to Bruff. Next Sunday the u16’s are away to Abbeyfeale

Squad, U16s Callum Winship, Jamie Carey, Michael O’Grady, John Bateman, Jason Fitzgibbon, David Carroll, Martin Carew, Liam Cunningham, Jack O’Malley, Donnacha McCarthy, Jerry O’Dea, Daniel Gleeson, Bradley Riordan, Michael O’Donovan, Joseph O’Connell, Niall Breen, James Hanly, Seamas Bulaeir, Gearoid Moynihan, Declan Kenny, Mark Hanly, Shea Dunworth , Jamie McCarthy , Jack Houlihan, Jack O Connell, Sean McCarthy & Jonathon Fitzpatrick.

 Posted by at 1:44 pm
Dec 072014
UBL débutante Tom O Dwyer

UBL débutante Tom O Dwyer

Ninth placed Wanderers were the visitors to Kilballyowen on Saturday for round 7 of the UBL. Only 3 points separated the teams going into the game with Bruff lying in 6th place

Things didn’t start well for Bruff and we were down by a try from winger Kelvin Leahy after 6 mins. Wanderers dominated possession and territory from the restart and the pressure told as Bruff picked up 2 yellow cards during the first half. Wanderers took full advantage and scored 2 more trys before the H/T whistle from Eoin O Donnell and Robert Clune which they converted to make the score 0-19 at the break.

With Wanderers now in the hunt for a try bonus Bruff had to regroup and refocus at half time.

Bruff came out fighting from the restart and got on the score board after 54 mins with a penalty from Declan Bannon. Bruff attacked in wave after wave but found it hard to break down the Wanderers defence. It wasn’t until the final play of the game that Bruff scored again, a try in the corner for winger Paidi Kilcoyne which was converted by Bannon. The game finished on a scoreline of 10-19 to the visitors.

Bruff had the better of the second half in terms of field position and possession and had it not been for a few uncharacteristic knock-on’s and dropped balls Bruff could have got more from the game.

Up until Saturday Bruff have had consistency in team selection but selection was badly hampered going into the game due to a number of injury’s and work commitments.

The new guys that came in gave good accounts of themselves and can feel confident going into next weekend’s game away to Sligo.


Team was: 1.Davie Horan 2. Timmy Quirke 3. Stephen Foster 22.Barry Laffan 5.Tom O Dwyer 6.Mike Carroll 7.Andrew White 8. Danny Keogh 9.Tony Cahill 10. David O Grady 11.Declan Bannon 12. Darragh Mulcahy 13.Sean Darcy 14.Paidi Kilcoyne 15.Brendan Deady 16.Keith Laffan 17.Garry Leonard 18.Ger O Connell 19. Mike Cooke 20 Paul Downes

 Posted by at 9:44 pm
Oct 162014

DSC_0216The first team travel to Ards this weekend for the third round of this season’s Ulster Bank League. The team lines out as follows:

1) Davy Horan 2) Johnny Clery 3) Stephen Foster 22) Kevin Madigan 5) Ger O’Connell 6) Jake Considine 7) Andrew White 8) Danny Keogh 9) Tony Cahill 10) Brian Cahill 11) Paidi Kilcoyne 12) Darragh Mulcahy 13) Sean Darcy 14) Declan Bannon 15) Brendan Deady Subs: 16) John Hogan 17)Colm O’Sullivan 18)Mikey Carroll 19) Mark Cosgrove 20) Davy Grady

Sep 182014


The senior team plays their first game of the Ulster Bank League this Saturday against Highfield in Kilballyowen. The team and subs for the game is as follows:

1. David Horan (captain) 2. Johnny Clery 3. Stephen Foster 4. Ger O’Connell 5. Mikey Cooke 6. Mikey Carroll 7. Andrew White 8. Danny Keogh 9. Tony Cahill 10. Declan Bannon 11. Cian Tierney 12. Darragh Mulcahy 13. Gary Leonard 14. Mark Cosgrove 15. Davy O’Grady 16. Ollie White 17. Colm O’Sullivan 18. Barry Laffan 19. Sean Darcy 20. Shane Doona.

Kick off for the game is 2.30 and we’d love to see a big home crowd out to cheer on the lads.